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Mexican Authorities Confiscate 79,000 Gallons of Drug Precursors

Mexican Authorities Confiscate 79,000 Gallons of Drug Precursors

Mexican army soldiers seized more than 300,000 liters (79,000 gallons) of drug precursors in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and arrested 13 people in an operation against drug trafficking and organized crime, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Mexico Defeats Brazil, Wins First Gold Medal in Olympic Soccer

Mexico Defeats Brazil, Wins First Gold Medal in Olympic Soccer

Mexico won its first-ever Olympic men's soccer gold medal Saturday at Wembley Stadium, stunning Brazil 2-1 on the strength of two goals by Oribe Peralta. continue reading »

Mexican Police Liberate 10 Kidnap Victims, Arrest 5 Zeta Members

Mexican Police Liberate 10 Kidnap Victims, Arrest 5 Zeta Members

Mexican federal police rescued 10 kidnap victims in the northern city of Saltillo and arrested five suspected members of a cell of the notorious Los Zetas drug cartel, including a minor, officials said. continue reading »

Hurricane Ernesto’s Death Toll Reaches 7

Hurricane Ernesto’s Death Toll Reaches 7

The death toll from Ernesto, which first made landfall earlier this week as a low-level hurricane, has risen to seven after five more fatalities were reported in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz. continue reading »

Case of Deported Mexican Fighting for Custody of Children is Postponed

Case of Deported Mexican Fighting for Custody of Children is Postponed

The agony of the deported Mexican who returned with a special permit to North Carolina to fight for the custody of his three children continued when the scheduled trial at a state family court was suspended Friday. continue reading »

Silver Medalist Leo Manzano Hopes to Inspire Young Hispanics

Silver Medalist Leo Manzano Hopes to Inspire Young Hispanics

Mexican-born U.S. Olympian Leo Manzano told Efe that he hopes his silver medal in the men's 1,500-meter race at the 2012 London Games will inspire young Hispanics to follow in his footsteps. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Find 2 Bodies Hanging from Monterrey Bridge

Mexican Authorities Find 2 Bodies Hanging from Monterrey Bridge

Mexican authorities found the bodies of two men hanging from a footbridge that spans an avenue in the industrial city of Monterrey, capital of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, officials told Efe. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Mexican Cartels (Sinaloa vs Los Zetas)

INFOGRAPHIC: Mexican Cartels (Sinaloa vs Los Zetas)

Currently, the Sinaloa and Los Zetas Cartels are in a war, forcing other cartels to take sides and new alliances are forming. Unfortunately, 60,000 people have died since President Calderón (PAN) declared war on drug traffickers in 2006. Hispanically Speaking News does a side-by-side comparison of Mexico's most ruthless cartels, Sinaloa and Los Zetas. continue reading »

Notorious “Queen of the Pacific” Is Extradited to the U.S.

Notorious “Queen of the Pacific” Is Extradited to the U.S.

Mexican authorities have extradited Sandra Avila Beltran, a.k.a. the "Queen of the Pacific," to the United States, where she is wanted on drug-trafficking and criminal conspiracy charges. continue reading »

Mexican Antiquities of “High Artistic Value” Recovered, Man Arrested

Mexican Antiquities of “High Artistic Value” Recovered, Man Arrested

A man was arrested and 12 archaeological items, including four sculptures that are more than 2,000 years old, of a "high artistic value" were seized in the western state of Nayarit, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Authorities at Texas-Mexico Border Testing Surveillance Balloons

Authorities at Texas-Mexico Border Testing Surveillance Balloons

In partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD), CBP will begin to test and evaluate whether equipment no longer being used by DoD can be re-purposed for CBP border security efforts in the United States. continue reading »

Another Look at Jason deCaires Taylor’s Amazing Underwater Coral-Friendly Sculpture Park

Another Look at Jason deCaires Taylor’s Amazing Underwater Coral-Friendly Sculpture Park

In 2006, artist Jason deCaires Taylor founded and created the world’s first underwater sculpture park in the West Indies. Situated off the coast of Grenada in the West Indies it is now listed as one of the Top 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic. His latest creation is continue reading »

Border Agents Rescue Undocumented Migrant Trapped on Near-Vertical Cliff with Blackhawk Helicopter

Border Agents Rescue Undocumented Migrant Trapped on Near-Vertical Cliff with Blackhawk Helicopter

A man stuck on a near-vertical cliff within the Cerro Colorado Mountains near Arivaca, Ariz., was rescued in a Customs and Border Protection joint operation earlier this week. continue reading »

Illinois Boy is the New Face of Mexican ‘Corrido’ Genre

Illinois Boy is the New Face of Mexican ‘Corrido’ Genre

A 9-year-old Illinois boy has become the new sensation in the Mexican musical genre known as the "corrido" after performing at festivals, rodeos and other public gatherings in the Midwest and attracting the attention of well-known artists like Gerardo Ortiz. continue reading »